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Corporate Members 2022

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Beale & Co Bevan Brittan BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Freeths Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers Royds Withy King Simmons … more

BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

BLS Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure

Kirby Sheppard relocates head of family law

Bristol-based solicitors Kirby Sheppard are pleased to announce that the head of their specialist family team, Jim Gridley, has relocated to the firm’s City Centre office in Queen Square to help expand the department’s private client work.

Jim, who was previously based in Kirby Sheppard’s Kingswood Office, has specialised in family work for over 25 years and is an Accredited Member of the Law Society Children, Family and  Mediation Panels.  He was one of the first lawyers in the region to qualify as a Mediator and he is also a trained Collaborative Lawyer and a Resolution Accredited Specialist.  As head of the family department Jim has helped expand Kirby Sheppard’s family team to its current status as the largest in the Bristol area.

Commenting on his relocation Jim said “We have very strong family teams in all three of our offices and we are now looking to expand the Queen Square office in relation to the financial aspects of divorce and to provide a focus on collaborative law.  We can offer our clients a highly specialist family service, giving them legal support for a whole range of issues including divorce, financial, child care problems and pre-nuptial agreements. With our collaborative and mediation expertise we will aim to resolve a family’s issues without the stress and costs involved in going to court.”